The inmates of Gotham CityÕs Arkham Asylum are loose, and Batman is in hot pursuit of The Joker, the Riddler, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, Scarecrow and more. Pushed to the limit, the Dark Knight comes face to face with Bane, a hyper-pumped-up monstrosity, who delivers a crippling blow that changes BatmanÕs destiny forever. Batman: Knightfall Vol. 1 presents the epic battle between Batman and one of his greatest foes of all time, Bane. Part two of a massive nine-volume celebration of the entire Batman: Knightfall saga, this collection follows the story arc begun in Batman: Prelude to Knightfall and features Batman #492-497 and Detective Comics #659-663 along with supplemental character sketches and more.
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
#1 New York Times Bestseller The villainous Bane breaks the Bat in one of the most popular and well-known Batman tales! The inmates of Arkham Asylum have broken free and Batman must push himself to the limits to re-apprehend the Joker, Poison Ivy, the Riddler, Killer Croc and more. Pushed to the limits, he comes face-to-face against the monstrosity known as Bane, who delivers a crippling blow destined to change the Caped Crusader forever!
This classic storyline that led to the birth of a new Batman begins as the Dark Knight's greatest enemies have all simultaneously escaped from Arkham Asylum and are preying on Gotham City. With his city under siege, Batman pushes his body to its physical breaking point as he takes on the Joker, the Mad Hatter, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, the Riddler and the Scarecrow, one after another. But things get much worse, when Bane, the man behind all of this madness, confronts an exhausted Batman and cripples him by breaking his back. Collecting the entire Knightfall saga in a single hardcover edition for the first time, including BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1, BATMAN #491-514, DETECTIVE #659-681, SHOWCASE 93 #7-8, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #17-34, ROBIN #7-13, CATWOMAN #6-7, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #62-63 and more
"This classic storyline that led to the birth of a new Batman begins as the Dark Knight's greatest enemies have all simultaneously escaped from Arkham Asylum and are preying on Gotham City. With his city under siege, Batman pushes his body to its physical breaking point as he takes on the Joker, the Mad Hatter, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, the Riddler and the Scarecrow, one after another. But things get much worse, when Bane, the man behind all of this madness, confronts an exhausted Batman and cripples him by breaking his back."--
After recovering from a devastating injury, Bruce Wayne is ready to fight crime as Batman once more, but first he must defeat Jean Paul Valley, who he chose to be his successor as Batman, but who has become violent and unstable.
Continued from Batman- Knightfall Vol. 1 25th Anniversary Edition, including material never collected before! The diabolical brute known as Bane has devastated the Batman. His back broken and left for dead, Batman is in no shape to stop Bane from taking Gotham for himself. The mantle of Batman must be passed to another as Gotham City tears itself apart in the wake of Batman's absence. A new Dark Knight will rise, and his first order of business will be to take on Bane for the fate of Gotham City! Part of a massive 25th anniversary recut of the entire Batman- Knightfall saga, this graphic novel collects Detective Comics#664-666, Showcase'93 #7-8, Batman#498-500 and Batman- Shadow of The Bat#16-18.
Bane has spent a lifetime on the South American island of Santa Prisca. The time he spent as the toughest inmate in their worst prison led him to develop berserker strength, savage intellect and unparalleled megalomania. In Gotham City, Batman begins to feel he has lost his edge as he is forced to deal, in rapid succession, with the returning villain Black Mask and his gang, a crazed killer called Metalhead and a sharpshooter assassin hired by an imprisoned mobster to murder Commissioner Gordon. Part of a massive 25th anniversary recut of the entire BATMAN- KNIGHTFALL saga, this graphic novel collects BATMAN- VENGEANCE OF BANE #1, BATMAN #484-491 and DETECTIVE COMICS #654-658.
With his health shattered after a confrontation with the arch-fiend Bane, Batman-Bruce Wayne must decide whether his apprentice, Jean Paul Valley, or Azrael, a violent young vigilante, is capable of taking over as Batman. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
Continuing from Batman- Knightquest- The Crusade Vol. 2, the next chapter in the saga of Bruce Wayne begins in the never before collected, Batman- Knightquest- The Search. Still recovering from his devastating encounter with Bane, and utilizing specially designed accoutrements, Bruce Wayne and Alfred are on the trail of Robin's father and Shondra Kinsolving, both kidnapped by a mysterious new foe lurking in the shadows. Shondra may be the only person on Earth who can repair Bruce's badly damaged body. To rescue her, he will have to push himself mentally and physically before it is too late. Part of a massive 25th anniversary recut of the entire Batman- Knightfallsaga, this graphic novel collects Justice League Task Force#5-6, Batman- Shadow of The Bat#21-23, Batman- Legends of The Dark Knight#59-61 and Robin#7.
Following the events of Batman- Knightquest- The Search, Bruce Wayne is ready to return to his role as Gotham's greatest protector, Batman. Including never-before-collected material! Bruce Wayne completes his improbable recovery from his broken back and is ready to resume his role as Gotham's protector. But Jean-Paul Valley, the man who now patrols the night as a vicious and violent Batman, is not willing to give up his new identity. Driven to the brink of madness by inner demons, the new Batman seeks to destroy Bruce as they meet in mortal combat. Part of a massive 25th anniversary recut of the entireBatman- Knightfallsaga, this graphic novel collects Batman#509-510, Batman- Shadow of The Bat#29-30, Batman- Legends of The Dark Knight#62-63, Robin#8-9, Detective Comics#676-677, Catwoman#12-13 and Showcase '94#10
When all of Batman's greatest foes break out of Arkham at once, he must face them all in single combat, and last enemy he must battle is the deadliest, the mysterious and mighty Bane, who engineered the breakout.
Release Date: 2012-05-29
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Mentally defeated and physically broken, Bruce Wayne suffered a crippling blow while battling the brutal Bane. Now, the mantle of the Bat must be passed on to another, and Jean Paul Valley answers the call! But as the new Caped Crusader slowly loses his grip on sanity, his idea of justice takes a violent and deadly turn. Witnessing this dangerous behavior firsthand, Nightwing and Robin try to come to grips with Bruce's highly controversial decision while the new Batman sets his sights on taking revenge against Bane!
Bruce Wayne is out of commission, but Batman must continue! A new era begins as a new Batman arrives in Gotham City. Bruce Wayne, battle-broken and unavailable for field duty after an epic showdown with Bane, has appointed a new Dark Knight as his temporary surrogate. Jean-Paul Valley (a.k.a. Azrael) has assumed the role of the Caped Crusader, but without his mentorÕs integrity and experience, he quickly spins out of control. His undisciplined behavior is especially worrisome to both Robin and Commissioner Gordon. The fourth installment of the Batman: Knightfall saga, Batman: Knightquest: The Crusade Vol. 1 collects Detective Comics #667-670, Robin #1-2, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #19-20, Batman #501-504 and Catwoman #6-7, plus bonus material!